AUGUST 25, 2014
The City Council of the City of Sibley met in regular session at 5:00 o’clock PM on
August 25, 2014. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro-Tem Nobles. Council Members present were Groote, Pedley, Nobles, Buchholtz and Henningsen. Absent Mayor Johnson. Also present at the meeting City Administrator Glenn Anderson, City Clerk Kris Vipond.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to approve the agenda. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Motion by Pedley seconded by Groote to approve the consent agenda as follows: approve minutes from previous meeting, approve bills and bills paid in vacation, approve Casey’s General Store #1265 Class C Beer Permit w/Sunday Sales and approve La Guadalupana Class C Beer Permit w/Sunday Sales.
A & M LAUNDRY MOPS/TOWELS 30.41
ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPIES 396.46
ALLIANT GAS 4,468.27
AMES ENVIRONMENTAL ASBESTOS TRAINING 450.00
ANDERSON MIKE STEM SUPPLIES 217.85
ARNOLD POOL CO POWDER/REAGENT 64.40
CITY OF SIBLEY CAF MED/UTILITY PYMT 6,143.22
COLLECTION SERV CNTR MISC DED 67.19
CORBETT PLUMBING HOUSE RELEASE 500.00
COVENTRY HEALTH HEALTH INS 21,300.09
DEKOTER THOLE GENERAL FILE 1,037.00
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PURCHASE POWER 48,183.31
DGR ENG ELECTRICAL DIST 1,513.24
DYKSTRA CORY CELL PHONE 20.00
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 9,492.56
ENVENTIS PHONE SERV 1,014.43
EZ-LINER IND RIGID CASTER 63.56
GRIES CINDY JANITOR 360.00
HACH CHEMICAL CHEMICALS 296.12
HALLETT MATERIALS ROCK 971.26
HAWKINS POOL CHEMICALS 1,639.33
SARA HIBMA CELL PHONE 20.00
HILLYARD TOWELS/TISSUE 326.04
I WIRELESS CELL PHONE SERV 88.42
IAMU WORKSHOP 420.00
ICAP VANSTELTON LEGAL 3,331.80
IAWEA REGISTRATION 180.00
IA GOLF ASSOC MEMBERSHIP 234.00
IA ONE CALL LOCATE CALLS 26.10
JACKIE KANNEGIETER JANITOR 240.00
LAVERMAN MARLIN LANDSCAPING 5,330.00
LOCAL UNION UNION DUES 448.56
MIDWEST COCA-COLA POP 242.40
NOTEBOOM IMP REPAIR TRACTOR 3,463.60
ONKEN STEVE CELL PHONE 20.00
OSCEOLA CO GAZETTE SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL 26.50
OSCEOLA ELECTRIC COOP SIGNS ELECTRIC 28.90
PETE CLAUSON TRUCKING ALLEY SEWER 11,227.00
PETTY CASH CANDY 24.00
PITNEY BOWES MACHINE RENT 420.00
PLIC SBD GRAND ISLAND LIFE FAMILY 163.76
PRO HYDRO-TESTING AIR PAC CHECK 768.00
RACOM CORP ALIGNMENT/TEST 607.96
SHEEHAN MACK LOADER CONTRACT 1,870.00
SIBLEY SHEET METAL BOILER/WATER HTR REP 519.55
SIOUXLAND DISTRICT HEALTH POOL INSPECTION 270.00
STATE HYGIENIC LAB LAB SUPPLIES 266.00
THINER LYNELLE NUTS/CANDY 57.83
UPS SHIP SAMPLE 11.68
WASHINGTON NATIONAL CANCER INS 86.26
TOTAL ACCNTS PAYABLE 128,947.06
PAYROLL CHECKS NET PAY 32,485.14
PAID TOTAL 161,432.20
REPORT TOTAL 161,432.20
Doll Dist Beer 455.30
Mike Bergendahl Deposit Refund 160.27
City of Sibley Deposit Refund 351.12
Casey Reiter Deposit Refund 69.56
Amanda Carney Deposit Refund 86.36
Jacklyn Taylor Deposit Refund 122.69
Community Bank Credit Card Fees 336.61
RPGI Purchase Power 105,775.20
Johnson Brothers Beer 215.60
Osceola Co Rural Water Water 13,350.48
US Postmaster Bill Postage 311.46
Doll Dist Beer 578.40
MYFL Late Registrations 800.00
Johnson Brothers Beer 173.00
Gary Allen Refund Camping 42.00
Kris Vipond Health Ins Reimb 3,353.57
IPERS IPERS 11,090.44
State Treasurer Sales Tax 10,316.00
State Treasurer State W/H 3,085.00
FUND TOTAL – Employee Benefits $487.43, Electric Improvement $297.00, Electric Revenue $1,216.24, Rail Spur $2,347.00, General $16,103.16, Electric Utility $167,874.20, Water $20,850.59, Sewer $11,022.74, Garbage $2,398.23, Road Use Tax $7,197.94, Capital Reserve $10,650.91, Golf $4,182.44, Trust & Agency $790.00, Transit $296.63, Health Insurance $3,353.57.
The Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Sibley announced that this was the time and place for Public Hearing and meeting on the matter of sale of real estate owned by the City of Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa to John and Faye Vos. The proposed real estate to be sold is described as follows:
The West 36 feet of the South 12 feet of the North 150.34 feet of the E ½ of Lot Four (4), Block Three (3), East Sibley Addition to the Town, now City of Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa.
At this time, all interested persons could appear and file objections to the proposed sale of the above-described real estate. The Mayor Pro-Tem then asked the Clerk whether any written or oral objections had been filed by a resident or property owner of the municipality to the proposed sale of the property. The Clerk advised the Mayor that no written or oral objections had been filed.
Whereupon, the Mayor Pro-Tem declared the Public Hearing closed. Councilperson Buchholtz introduced Resolution No 1306-14, Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in Real Property and moved that the same be adopted. Councilperson Pedley seconded the motion to adopt. The roll call was called and the vote was Aye 4. Nay 0.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to approve the Timewell Rail Project Grant Agreement between the City of Sibley and Osceola County. All voted Aye. Nay none. Motion by Pedley seconded by Groote to approve additional rail grading/stripping/base improvement of old railroad track by Pete Clauson for an estimated cost of $66,100. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Councilperson Henningsen arrived at the meeting at 5:12 P.M.
Jeff Jensen representing Trees Forever was present at the meeting to inform the Council about the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be doing an assessment and inventory of trees in Sibley and will return to City Council with a management plan.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to approve the agreement between Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) and City of Sibley wherein IAMU will provide an employee (Gary Obbink) to serve as Sibley’s representative on the Board of Resale Power Group of Iowa through February 2015. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Councilperson Groote introduced the following Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 6, CHAPTER 3, SECTION 4(A) SPECIAL STOPS REQUIRED” and moved that it be passed to a second reading. Councilperson Henningsen seconded the motion to move to a second reading. The roll was called and the vote was Aye 5. Nay 0. The Mayor Pro-Tem declared that the motion to pass to a second reading has passed.
Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Pedley to authorize Mayor Pro-Tem Nobles to sign the Allpress & Moore Railroad Signal Contractors, Inc. Contract Agreement. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to authorize Mayor Pro-Tem Nobles to sign the Professional Services Agreement with DGR Engineering for Airport Hangar/Terminal Building Rehabilitation Project. All voted Aye. Nay none.
City Staff recommended to Council that the Recreation Director position held by Sara Hibma be made full time, and that Pool Management duties become part of the Recreation Director’s job description. Additional duties would include oversight of the campground at Robinson Park. The increase in pay would be covered by the current pool manager budget and increased revenues on new recreation programs as proposed by the Recreation Director. Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Henningsen to approve the position be made full time (40 hours per work) starting around October 1st at the current hourly rate of pay, with a new job description to be drawn up. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Council decided to table agenda item #12 – Iowa DOT Federal Recreation Trails Grant due to concern that the Osceola Recreational Trails Association is not in complete agreement with the next step.
Council concerns and administrators report was given.
Motion by Groote seconded by Buchholtz to adjourn at 6:24 P.M. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Kristen L. Vipond